|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1847|
|Death: ||Feb. 17, 1923|
WASSON, James R.,
residence Richland Twp, Warren Co.
nativity Ohio, from Co.B, mustered in Jan.26, 1864, Private, 34th Iowa Vol. Infantry Co.C (consolidated with the 38th Inf. As of Jan.1, 1865).
After his military service, he secured an academy appointment from his congressman and entered West Point in 1867. Graduated first in his forty-one-man class.
In April 1874 he was appointed as the Imperial Japanese Army's chief engineer. He married Minister John Bingham's daughter Marie.
Living in Texas James & Marie's son, Robert Bingham Wasson was born in San Antonio during the summer of 1877. The son Robert married Sara C. Browne in Baltimore, Maryland.
(Additional information can be found in the Army History, issue 60, Winter-Spring 2004 in .pdf)
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Record added: Oct 14, 2011
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Pvt. James R. Wasson was a graduate of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1871. A summary career biography of him is given in entry #2370 in Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the Military Academy; it is online.|
Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
Added: Jun. 2, 2014